Based on one successful and one disastrous pastor search, I suggest an unusual scriptural method for searching and calling a pastor or rector.
Cette bonne nouvelle du royaume sera prêchée dans le monde entier, pour servir de témoignage à toutes les nations. (Matthieu 24,14) En lisant ce soir ce passage je me suis rappelé du verset semblable en Mt 10: Mettez-vous en garde … Read More
Categories are integral and foundational to how we think, but we rarely reflect on them and how important they are to how we characterize the world and our relationship to it. As an illustration, one of the most basic errors … Read More
Only in the last several years have I become aware of the natural law tradition in theology that informs much contemporary Christian ethical and political debate; my interests and readings did not cross paths with natural law until I participated … Read More
I am reading two highly dissimilar books, one a theological work on the Revelation to John, the other a work on European political theology. I was struck by the similarity of thought of the two authors describing Rome and the … Read More
I conclude that justice as rights, grounded in the inherent worth of ourselves and others because of the sorts of beings we are, could radically alter our understanding of rights and obligations, and consequently our understanding of political freedom.
In “Justice: rights and wrongs” Nicholas Wolterstorff argues extensively for a conception of justice as rights, in difference with the prevailing theory of justice as right order, with significant import for political freedom.
Enzo Bianchi: In any case, if the other does not accept or receive forgiveness, the one who forgives, in forgiving, affirms gratuitousness. He affirms that he wants to re-initiate the relationship with the other—the one who wronged him—from the beginning. He wants in some way to say that he does not want reciprocity. This to me is what is truly and profoundly human in forgiving.
Haim Baharier, a rabbi in Italy, was the guest on the March 20th program of Uomini e Profeti discussing I Samuel 9-15, entitled “Saul: tragedy of the first king”. In the course of the discussion he made a remark that caught my attention.
Karol Wojtyla’s Person and Act seems the best approach I have personally found to understand the world after a post-foundationalist collapse. Any certainty that I have does not derive from my ability to reduce the world to the scope of my theories, whether scientific or theological, but from truths which I re-cognize outside myself, toward which I reach beyond myself.